Baked apple cinnamon doughnuts

Don’t you love it when you bake something, and your whole house smells delicious? And more so, when the recipe you are baking has cinnamon?

The smell of apple cinnamon transports me to a state of total happiness; it gives me peace.

These baked apple cinnamon donuts are my favorite recipes because they are easy to make and how delicious my house smells when I make them.

baked apple and cinnamon doughnuts

About this recipe

This is a very easy vegan donut recipe. This vegan baked apple donut recipe is one that you can make fast and always turns out delicious.

dry ingredients to make vegan apple donuts

INGREDIENTS for baked APPLE and cinnamon DOughNUTS

  • Flour. For these donuts, you can use whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour (affiliate link). If you use whole wheat flour, the consistency of the donuts will be a little heavier and the flavor nuttier.
  • Apple sauce. You can use store-bought applesauce or homemade applesauce.
  • Vegetable milk. You can use any vegetable milk that you like, most of the work. I love making my nut and grains milk at home, and I usually like to use almond milk or oat milk.
  • Apple cider vinegar (affiliate link), maple syrup (you can use agave), vegetable oil (I use avocado, canola, or safflower).
  • Baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.
baked apple and cinnamon topping for doughnuts
💥TIP: How to make applesauce at home?

Do not throw away over ripe apples, or that have brown spots or maybe even bad parts. These apples are perfect to make apple sauce.

1. Remove everything that is not good, the stem, the core and seeds.

2. Put them in a pot and cover them with water. Leave over medium heat until the apples are soft.

3. Drain the apples and mash with a fork. Put the apple puree in jars and store in the refrigerator when at room temperature.

How to make vegan apple donuts

  • Measure the milk and add the vinegar, stir and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients. Add the wet ingredients: applesauce, milk, vinegar, maple syrup, and two tablespoons of oil.
  • Mix well and put the batter in a doughnut baking pan. If you do not have one, use one of the cupcakes donuts. Do not fill the molds to the top; leave space for the topping.

  • Mix the chopped apple, chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon, and clove (or a pinch of nutmeg) in a smaller bowl.
  • Add the topping to each doughnut, about a heaping tablespoon, and press it down a bit.
  • Place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. Take them out of the oven and let them rest on a wire rack.
Baked donuts before popping them in the oven

apple cinnamon donut topping

  • Diced apples, any apple will work here, but I like crunchy apples.
  • Chopped nuts, pecans, or walnuts, what you have on hand.
  • Sugar brown sugar is best.
  • Cinnamon, ground cinnamon. Normally I use Mexican cinnamon or Ceylon cinnamon. If you want, you can also use a store-bought cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Pinch of ground cloves

When they come out of the oven, let them cool, sprinkle them with powdered sugar (affiliate link), and….. that’s it. A delicious baked good, a delicious healthy-ish baked doughnut!!!!

These donuts are a delight, and when you make them, you will see how everything smells delicious and perfect. Accompany these donuts with a coffee with milk, golden milk, a horchata, or a matcha latte.

baked apple and cinnamon doughnuts

Have a cup of tea or coffee with these vegan baked doughnuts. This combo is perfect for cold and windy days. Here is the recipe for these baked apple and cinnamon doughnuts. And if you like it, please share the recipe and the blog. I would love to see your pics on Instagram or Pinterest.

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Baked apple cinnamon doughnuts

Alejandra Graf
These baked apple and cinnamon doughnuts are vegan, full of fall flavors, made with healthy-ish ingredients, and made in a blink.
4.12 de 9 votos
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
0 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Baked goods, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 doughnuts
Calories 265 kcal

Equipment

  • Donut pan
  • Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Toppings

  • 1 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Measure the milk and add the vinegar.
  • In a large bowl mix the powders. Add the applesauce, milk, vinegar, maple syrup and the two tablespoons of oil.
  • Mix well and put the mixture in doughnut baking pan. (If you do not have one use one of cupcakes donuts). Do not fill the molds to the top, leave space for the topping.
  • In a small bowl, mix the chopped apple, chopped walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and clove.
  • Add the topping to each doughnut, about a heaping tablespoon, and press it down a bit.
  • Place in the oven for about 20 minutes or until you insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a doughnut pan use a muffin pan.
  • Store in an airtight container in the pantry or other cool place.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 327mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 8IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apples, vegan baked goods, vegan doughnuts

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Enriqueta E Lemoine
3 years ago

5 stars
Baked donuts! What a great idea!

PATRICIA ZERPA
3 years ago

5 stars
Delicious and healthy. Perfect for the kids

Silvia Martinez
3 years ago

5 stars
Delicious! I have a doughnut pan, I should use it.

Kate
3 years ago

5 stars
Oh my gosh, just look at that CRUMBLE!! So, so good!!

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